Ogham of the Week: Tinne (Holly), Fearn (Alder), and Muin (Vine)

Ogham of the Week: Tinne (Holly), Fearn (Alder), and Muin (Vine)

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Healing, Inspiration and Quality Time

Challenges and trials face us this week, each with opportunities to gain growth and inspiration for future endeavors.

Tinne (Holly) firmly reminds us that though the obstacles we face in the coming days might seem colossal, a little bit of healing is on the way too. As a wood of defense, Tinne is traditionally paired with the herb Mistletoe which is considered by the Druids to have magical healing energies. During this time of the year, we still see holly and mistletoe paired, a testament that with challenge often comes healing. Remember this every time you pass by a bundle of mistletoe and holly!

Fearn (Alder), ever the counselor, advises us to observe and learn from the events to follow. Inspiration and creativity come in the most unusual of circumstances. Take that restlessness and use it to create! Make songs, write poetry, put forth action!

Muin (Vine), our last Ogham of this week, is no stranger to celebration. As the Ogham of harvest, Muin is the one that encourages us to take time to enjoy the fruits of our labor. Spend time with loved ones and make festivities out of caring for one another.

But Muin is also about taking time to recognize inner harvests as well. Blue stones such as celestine are good for communicating with the self to find that inner pause to appreciate what we have accomplished emotionally and spiritually. Appreciate the sacred all around, and celebrate that too, perhaps making bundles or wreaths of sweet smelling cedar to leave as offerings to Earth Mother. Remember to enjoy the harvests of the past year!

Peace and Bright Blessings.

About Josiah Mosqueda

Josiah Mosqueda is an Initiated Druid of the Mists of Stone Forest Grove and devotee of Santa Muerte. As a queer Mexican American of Irish descent, he works closely with ancestral spirits to fight for the liberation of all oppressed beings. Aside from the Eye of Horus, Josiah also works for the Minneapolis Public School district.

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